Busia District Health Officer, Dr. Mathias Wabwire Panyako, says that they have decided to suspend the vaccination of teachers in Busia Municipality from September 6 to 19th due to Cholera vaccination exercise.
In April this year, Busia district authorities flagged off the construction works at both facilities after receiving Shillings 3.4 billion from the World Bank through the Health Ministry for the improvement of maternal and child health care services.
The 110 million shillings fully equipped ambulance is comprised of medical equipment like Oxygen supplying system, defibrillator for patients with heart problems, patient monitoring system, patients’ bed, first aid kits among others.
Birungi says that they severally tried to raise concerns to the offices of both Busia district police commander- DPC and the Resident District Commissioner- RDC to seek assistance but in vain. She appealed for government intervention.
Opitti Omina, a health worker in the Busia district, says that he has attended to more than 20 patients with skin ailments. He explains that it is a rare genetic skin disorder, which has become so common among children and adults.
Residents says they mix Aloe vera and fresh leaves of marijuana, avocado, mangoes with oranges, onions and ginger which they boil and give to any family member who has developed symptoms similar to those of coronavirus to drink.
More than 20 health workers in Busia district have tested positive for COVID-19 in Busia district. Six of the affected health workers are from Masafu General Hospital, twelve-12 from Buteba health center III and two from Busia health center IV among others.
The construction work after Busia Municipal authorities handed over 2.9 acres of land to the Health Ministry for the construction of staff quarters and a modern laboratory for the Port health facility, which is found at the one-stop border post.
The deceased whose life was in critical condition and required medical attention spent the whole night in the cold, then stayed under hot sunshine the following day on Monday without help and died in the evening hours. His body was found lying near Dabani hospital fence.
Hamphrence Nambiro, the administrator Masafu General hospital, says that they have observed the worst situation because they are registering between 4 to 5 positive Covid-19 cases each day at the health facility.
Rashid Sideebe, a member of the Health Center Management Committee and Sikuda village LC I chairperson, says that they have severally complained to the Chief Administrative Officer-CAO and health department about the challenges at the facility but nothing has been done.